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Helen Groom Poser | Milwaukee, Wisconsin | NIFFICH

Do you have a secret swimming hole (or favorite)? tell us about it.
Its been years and its not so secret anymore, my favorite place with fond memories is Pewits Nest, a pretty little Wisconsin crevasse with a stepping stream and a 40 foot jump into part of the stream that turns into a little bowl, I jumped it once and that was enough.

What is your go-to picnic fare?
Beer Brats, teriyaki burgers, yakitori chicken, potato salad, eggrolls, cold pasta, cold shrimp, deviled eggs, kimchi rice and cream soda…would be a good day.

Describe your dream summer ootd (outfit of the day).
I am ragged in the summer, I like to catch the breezes all over. Favorite outfit is, cotton spandex shorts that come down mid thigh and up belly button high, a well worn tank top, bright yellow wind breaker and my Mother Mary blue Avarques.

Desert Island music?
Jaill, Kendrick Lamar, Little Dragon, Neil Young, Kadhja Bonet, Beyonce, Granddaddy and Popeye soundtrack.

What will you be reading this summer vacation?
Right now I am slowly reading 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami, and listening to Moby Dick.

What’s got you on your soapbox lately?
I don’t know where to start.

Tell us about something you recently learned.
How to sew swim suit bottoms, which I’m pretty excited about.

Current obsession?
Heating coffee in my rice cooker, opera cake, my new studio that fits all my sewing/marbling needs and going over the Hoan Bridge for a good view of Lake Michigan’s moods.

Who is your art crush?
I just discovered Paul Jacoulet, a Parisian raised in Japan, who created beautiful portraits of Micronesian/Asian life through woodblock prints. He captures a perfect balance of clean and detailed and his color palettes are bright and soothing.

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Instagram: @helenanious